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Old 08-27-2019, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by twh View Post
You should have a closer look at the left brake light assembly. My wife's 2009 X5 had a similar message and it did not go away with a simple bulb replacement. This message came on for her car and this is what I found...
Yup. Was going to suggest same- poor contact can lead to arcing that overheats the plastic, ultimately a failure.

Dont think this is related to OPs battery/start thing
Alignment here: The Definitive Alignment Thread

OE is Original Equipment aka 'BMW Original Parts' aka 'What you buy at the BMW dealer with a BMW label'

OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer... EITHER the company that made the OE part or.... A part this is identical to the OE part, but is sold by the OEM under their own label

OEM is not what BMW sells
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